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Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Josh Lerner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the ... More


Democracy on the Move

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter takes up this theme in more transnational terms, examining the extensive “repurposing” of participatory-budgeting routines in the context of mainstream experiments in inclusive local ... More


Porto Alegre as Participatory Laboratory

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter centers on the storied site of PB’s “invention.” Though still an inspiration to many, the Porto Alegre experience illustrates the political slipperiness of the PB concept, which under ... More


Participatory budgeting for culture: handing power to communities?

Phil Jones

in Cultural Intermediaries Connecting Communities: Revisiting Approaches to Cultural Engagement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344995
eISBN:
9781447345046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344995.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The concept of participatory budgeting was developed as a means of bypassing corrupt local elites and creating better governance in developing countries. Applied in the global north, it attempts to ... More


Scaling Up Local Democracy

Josh Lerner

in Everyone Counts: Could "Participatory Budgeting" Change Democracy?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456657
eISBN:
9780801456060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456657.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores how, in September 2013, the White House reached out to the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) group to survey how the federal government could support PB. The early success ... More


Reflections: Headwinds, Hollowing Out

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter explores the vital role of policy networks in the transnational (re)construction of the PB field, concluding that these are nevertheless invariably connected to centers of political ... More


Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

We inhabit a perpetually accelerating and increasingly interconnected world, with new ideas, fads, and fashions moving at social-media speed. New policy ideas, especially “ideas that work,” are now ... More


A Political Life Transformed

John Gastil and Katherine R. Knobloch

in Hope for Democracy: How Citizens Can Bring Reason Back into Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190084523
eISBN:
9780190084561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084523.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

Democratic citizens often feel disempowered by contemporary politics, but deliberative democracy provides an antidote by creating opportunities for the public to engage in meaningful decision making. ... More


Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Participatory Budgeting (PB) incorporates citizens directly into budgetary decision-making. It continues to spread across the globe as government officials and citizens adopt this innovative program ... More


Introduction

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the reader to PB’s core principles and basic institutional design. The core principles include voice, vote, social justice, social inclusion, and oversight. All PB programs ... More


Where It All Began: PB in Latin America

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Latin America is PB’s birthplace and the region where it was first widely adopted. PB currently exists in almost every country of this region of the world. This chapter documents PB development in ... More


Conclusion: Exploring (Fast) Policy Worlds

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The conclusion reflects on the analytical lessons have been learned across the two case studies. It suggests that there is evidence that qualitatively different forms of fast policy are at work in ... More


Urban Politics and Policy in a Southern Urban Planet

Garth Myers

in Rethinking Urbanism: Lessons from Postcolonialism and the Global South

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529204452
eISBN:
9781529204490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204452.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the urban studies literatures on urban politics and policy mobilities, from postcolonial southern perspectives. Analysis of urban politics is in flux within global urban ... More


The Global Adoption of PB

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops a framework to explain how and why governments adopt and adapt PB as it spreads around the world. The chapter identifies three waves of adoption: 1989 through the mid-1990s; ... More


Parallel Paths to Local Democracy in Asia

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Extensive experimentation with new democratic institutions took place in Asia across the 1980s and 1990s, but PB only formally arrived at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The spread of PB ... More


South-to-South and Donor-driven Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa began to adopt PB in the early 2000s. The World Bank, USAID, DFID, and other international organization led the push to expand PB. By 2019, the region included more ... More


Conclusion: The Frontiers of PB

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the main findings about PB’s adoption, adaptation, and impact. It raises questions about PB’s future and the limited evidence that continues to hamper researchers and ... More


Globalizing Social-Policy Practice

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Adopts a more global perspective on CCT policy development, considering the roles played by multilateral agencies. In one sense, this is a story of the formidable power of organizations like the ... More


Reflections: Pursuing Projects, Following Policies

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Reflections #1, “Pursuing projects, following policies,” is the first in a series of reflections that close each section of the book, where we anticipate some of the methodological and interpretative ... More


New Ideas for New York City

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore

in Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816677306
eISBN:
9781452950600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677306.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 3, “New Ideas for New York City,” explores Mayor Bloomberg’s experiment in South-North policy learning, his ultimately frustrated attempt to replicate the well-publicized successes of the ... More


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